Kempsey Shire


In Kempsey Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $416 million in 2022/23.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Kempsey Shire Plains boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Region.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total imports
Kempsey Shire2022/232016/17Change
Industry$m%. New South Wales$m%. New South Wales2016/17 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing42.23.13.439.63.23.8+2.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services12.
Wholesale Trade72.55.43.476.86.23.6-4.2
Retail Trade12.
Accommodation and Food Services34.02.53.554.54.45.5-20.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing99.07.38.370.85.86.4+28.2
Information Media and Telecommunications75.
Financial and Insurance Services142.510.58.2126.010.28.0+16.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4.00.30.711.91.00.8-8.0
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services104.47.76.482.16.75.9+22.3
Administrative and Support Services9.
Public Administration and Safety96.77.25.671.35.84.5+25.4
Education and Training49.63.72.639.53.22.2+10.1
Health Care and Social Assistance94.77.04.371.35.83.8+23.4
Arts and Recreation Services33.52.51.426.32.11.6+7.2
Other Services11.
Total industries1,351.7100.0100.01,230.9100.0100.0+120.8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2024. ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2020/21 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the total imports by industry sectors in Kempsey Shire in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($416 million or 30.8%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($142 million or 10.5%)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services ($104 million or 7.7%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $663 million in total or 49.0% of the total imports by industry in the Kempsey Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in New South Wales accounted for 31.7% in Manufacturing; 8.2% in Financial and Insurance Services and 6.4% in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of Kempsey Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Mining (3.1% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (7.0% compared to 4.3%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (10.5% compared to 8.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (0.9% compared to 3.1%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Kempsey Shire increased by $121 million between 2016/17 and 2022/23.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2016/17 and 2022/23 in Kempsey Shire were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$41 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$28 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$25 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$23 million)

Kempsey Shire

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